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ogi520
10-19-2004, 07:53 AM
searched.. but..
what do you think abou the wheel....
i have hp evo 18" now..
don't like the quality much...
thinking about changing it to asa ar1.....
http://www.tirerack.com/servlet/CallJsp?target=wheelSearchCloseUp&wheelIndex=1&sizeIndex=1&showRear=no&setIndex=0&filterSize=&filterFinish=&filterSpecial=
please let me know..

skene
10-19-2004, 07:54 AM
do you think you're going to like the quality of that wheel as well?

you get what you pay for.

ogi520
10-19-2004, 07:59 AM
i hear you....................... Thanks..

Bora18t
10-19-2004, 08:03 AM
I haven't heard too many bad things about ASA wheels. I mean they are "licensed by BBS". I'd say they are probably a step up from the HP wheels, if anything...

ogi520
10-19-2004, 08:10 AM
i c... that'z what i m thinking too.. little better than hp...
i m just regreting about buying hp orinially..
with the money saved up. i could get the better one..
well..
too late.. so.. just help me out here...........
as far as looking and licensed by bbs.. it's pretty appealing..so..
infos. please........Thank you very much..

skene
10-19-2004, 08:12 AM
this is what I think.... keep the HPs.... deal with it.... see how you like it in a year from now... do other things to the car in the meanwhile.

ogi520
10-19-2004, 08:14 AM
u think so? skene.. humm.. i might do that.. since i like the look of hp better than asa........

pdxa4
10-19-2004, 08:20 AM
ASA wheels have a pretty good reputation...they are good value also...

ogi520
10-19-2004, 04:42 PM
i really don't know what to do....
i think the hps i have causing little vibration and air sounds somehow..
i dont' know wheather i change it or not..
than again i cannot afford good one yet.. so.. asa?
need more info..please.

SF944
10-20-2004, 03:19 PM
I seem to remember learning that ASA's are generally heavy. Maybe 'cuz they're cast. Of course, it would depend on the style, size, etc.
If weight is a concern, check with TireRack before you buy.

audlman
10-20-2004, 03:46 PM
linky doesn't work, it said session expired???

sumpsfast
10-20-2004, 04:04 PM
Wierd for a wheel to cause air sounds. The vibration may be from hitting big potholes or something. That HP wheel I believe is an ADR product. Supposed to be a good wheel for the price. Weight is like 22-23 (18"). It does look good as well.

jesseahhstyle
10-20-2004, 07:36 PM
Or the vibration is as simple as a tire out of balance, how could all of you not think of that? Seriously. To add to it ogi lay off so many periods, complete your sentences before you need to have a period. I understand your typing as you think.

Just save the money and apply it elsewhere.

ogi520
10-20-2004, 08:07 PM
Thanks for your advice jesseah, i did wheel balance three times actually and got sick of it but still the vibration.
so, you recommand re-adusting tire by taking off and putting on again? if that helps i will try do that.
one more thing, is there certain way to balance the wheel?

jesseahhstyle
10-20-2004, 08:13 PM
Do you have weights on the inside or the outside of your wheel?

There are 2 types of balancing your tires, static and another way. But I forget. Your wheel could be bent also... Make sure the shop is doing it right. Your alignment could also be off also causing a vibration.

offroader1006
10-20-2004, 08:15 PM
many times the actual tire may be bad or cheaply made which can cause vibrations just as an out of balance wheel would.

and you cant balance it out

ogi520
10-20-2004, 08:29 PM
i have weight on both outside and inside,
and i didn't do alignment because the place where they do alignment told me that i don't need to do it.
should i just do the alignment? or is it the two weight balance thing.
Thank you very much for all your insights

offroader1006
10-20-2004, 08:35 PM
alignment should not cause a vibration,

its all in the rotational masses (wheels and tires)

quattro_maniac
10-20-2004, 09:25 PM
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/headers/wheels_rules/asa.gif
read the second line...Licensed by BBS....
ASA are just a cheaper version of BBS wheels...they are basically the exact same units, just not the same price

ASA AR1
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/asa/swap/asa_ar1_ci3_l.jpg

BBS RS-GT
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/bbs/swap/bbs_rs_gt_ci3_l.jpg

i dont see a huge difference...

awe4rings
10-20-2004, 09:51 PM
go asa save the $

e.van
10-21-2004, 04:04 AM
GET THE ASA'S. They look awesome on our cars, and my AR1's are indestructible. I can't even begin to explain how many times I should have blown tires and bent my rims, but they come out looking brand new still. They're a lot better quality than you might expect...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/adamsonem/LLTek%20Adamson/DSC01972.jpg

quattroanillos5
10-21-2004, 07:16 AM
are the BBS forged?

C280 jr
10-22-2004, 10:26 AM
e.van, post more pictures please

Elvir